Student Walkouts Continue, Sessions Considers Firing McCabe Days Before Retirement


Student Walkouts Continue

Students across the nation are walking out of class to push for stronger gun control laws exactly one month after the mass shooting at a school in Florida. The walkouts include a moment of silence to remember each person killed at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School. While those demonstrations are going on, the House is scheduled to take up a school safety bill. The measure would pay for threat assessments and to train students, teachers, school officials and law enforcement to detect early signs of violence.

Parkland School Shooter Defense Says Cruz Willing To Plead Guilty

The accused Florida high school shooter is being formally arraigned on murder charges today. Nikolas Cruz sat slumped in his seat staring at the floor while his defense attorney told the judge Cruz is willing to plead guilty to all counts of murder in exchange for the death penalty being waived. Florida prosecutors yesterday said they will seek the death penalty, but they could change course at anytime. The 19-year-old is charged with 17 counts of premeditated first-degree murder for the Valentine’s Day mass shooting, and 17 counts of attempted murder. Several families of victims of the shooting were also in the courtroom.

Sessions Considers Firing McCabe Days Before Retirement

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering firing former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe just days before he is set to retire. That’s according to a report from “The New York Times” that Sessions is reviewing a recommendation from the Justice Department’s inspector general to fire McCabe. That’s after an internal investigation into a 2016 decision McCabe made, allowing FBI officials to speak to reporters about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation. McCabe stepped down from the bureau in January and was set to retire on March 18th. Being fired could put the 21-year FBI veteran’s pension at risk.

 Kudlow Will Be Trump’s New Chief Economic Adviser

Long-time CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow will be the next new chief economic adviser at the White House. Kudlow confirms he will replace Gary Cohn [[ cone ]], who announced his resignation last week. Cohn is a former Goldman Sachs executive who vigorously opposed President Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Kudlow was an adviser to Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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